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welcomed by every first couple from the reagans to the obamas. and every year, the delivery happens with much anticipation and a crowd of media with snapping cameras and extended microphones. but this year, a moment perhaps like most any american family. >> so, what do you think? >> love it. >> all right. we will keep it. >> in washington, aaron gilchrist, news4. >>> here is look at the holiday decorations inside the white house now. the first lady hosted military families for the first viewing of this year's christmas display, but one little girl whose parents work in alexandria, virginia, stole the show. the first family dog, sonny, got so excited, 2-year-old ashton gardner was knocked to the ground. she didn't mind, giving sonny a little pat on the head, after the first lady helped her up that is so sweet. >>> that is all for news4 this week, as we leave you with a look at this year's capitol christmas tree. make it a good week, everybody. i'm veronica johnson. thanks for joining us. until next time, remember, be safe, be kind. as always, be happy. >>> the following is a presenta
of year as well as sharing the stories of classic american holiday traditions. mrs. obama says she likes to watch children enjoying the wonderful glory of the white house during the holidays. >> some of the best times are watching the face of the kids and looking at the ornaments. >> they include holiday crafts and treats for the children. the first family came into the room to greet the kids and knocked over a 2-year-old girl. he licked her face in an apparent apology. sunny's first white house christmas there. >> we're sure that lick made up for knocking her down. >>> we are getting new details about the death of actor paul walker. what we just learned from the medical examiner and how the actor's death will impact the popl popular "fast & furious" franchise. >>> first at 4:00 today, new information about the death of actor paul walker and his friend. autopsy results released this afternoon reveal that walker died from the combined effects of trauma and burns. the star was a passenger in the car drifred by roger rodas. the treealso word this afternoo that production of "fast "fast & fu
festivities at the christmas tree lighting ceremony. it's an annual tradition going back 91 years. president obama, the first lady and daughters, malia and sasha flipped the switch lighting up this mighty spruce. somewhere in the crowd, through the fog is mark segraves. a little rain didn't stop the crowds from coming out, mark? >> reporter: absolutely not. the wind is making it much worse. when the wind blows, it makes it cold. you can feel the rain. a lot of people have been trickling out. thousands remain. the queen of sole just wrapped up. we are getting ready to hear from train momentarily. a half hour to 40 minutes ago, the first family showed up and flipped the switch. >> we are going start at five. >> yeah let's do five. >> because it's a little wet. we shouldn't start at ten. all right? everybody ready? >> yeah! >> five four three, two, one -- >> whew! ♪ >> reporter: there you have it the 91st lighting of the national christmas tree. this is different than any other previous national christmas tree because it has its own twitter handle the national tree.
and the flags lowered friday and remain at half staff until his funeral. president obama was in south africa in june with the first family, his daughters and wife, taking, really, a history lesson for his daughters. touring the jail cell where he spent so many years as a political prisoner. did not get a chance to meet with nelson mandela because he is too ill. he's been receiving treatment at home, which is what the family wanted to see. you can see him there with winnie mandela. again, he came out of prison back in 1990, known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. >> we are getting reaction from capitol hill now. democratic leader of the house, nancy pelosi just released this statement about the passing of nelson mandela. with the passing of mandela, the world lost a leader who advanced the cause of equality and human rights and overcame a history of oppression in south africa to expand the reach of freedom worldwide. those words from minority leader, nancy pelosi on capitol hill. >> he was south africa's iconic leader, former president whose lifelong struggle helped break the
put out in the "washington post" by dan balz. by almost any measure, this has been a lost year for obama on the domestic front. the flawed rollout of the health care law, the most important initiative of his tenure, has been a huge setback. >> i think that's a bit of an overstatement. a lost year? focusing on trying to get more people affordable health care? at the end of the day, everyone knows, we can all agree the rollout could have been, should have been better. but underneath all that is democrats and the president trying to make sure the people have health care. that is the side that we should be on, not this sort of is it right, is it wrong, should he be mad about it, should he not be mad about it? this is about making sure people can live. >> can government be nimble, can government learn from its mistakes? i would say the website is just a small symptom. government slik an offensive lineman. it can do blocking, it can create order. when you ask the government to be a wide receiver, you're asking them to do things they can't do. republicans win elections when the govern
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in 1972. in 1971, barack obama was only ten years old so he was very young and never able to appreciate that. what i want to make clear, though, we shouldn't call him militant, we shouldn't call him a terrorist, he's a patriot. he's just like the patriots fighting here many, many centuries ago for equality. and that's what he was. he was a patriot who tried to make sure that his country where he was born, where he controlled would recognize the fact that the majority of people who were african were suppressed by the minority of people who were white, and that has to be changed. he is a patriot who did a great deal in his 27 years in prison and did a great deal as president and continues to have that legacy as a patriot. i am a south african. i am an african, as he said when he got his honorary degree from harvard in 1998. that became a watershed moment of him recognizing who he was, what he was and who he's speaking for. >> but to all of you here in new york, it wasn't just that personal grace that allows him to say, i want to make a decision to forgive after he had succeeded. but there
" is due out in two weeks. walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter meadow. >>> now to the latest on the problem-plagued obama care website. the site has more than tripled with 400 bugs gone. the president assess now works for the vast mortgage of applicants. applicants must enroll for coverage starting as soon as the new year. >>> check this out. a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as let it snow from a tree down below. the man threw 1,000 one-dollar bills off the mall's fourth floor. he said he had a rough year and he just wanted to make people happy on black friday. unfortunately, police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued, quote, i don't see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. >>> some hunters in north dakota caught a glimpse of this. a spinning disk of ice about 50 feet in diameter in the middle of the sheyenne river trying to say the ice disk was likely formed by cold dense air and an eddy in the river. bill karins told us -- how did that happen. >> it
the incredible sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. first lady michelle obama invited service members and their children to the white house today to show off this year's christmas decorations. the tree in the blue room is dedicated to military families who often don't get the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. >> they aren't always able to make it home to see grandma and grandpa. as a consequence they have to find new ways to make the season bright. >> reporter: the first lady went into mommy mode during the event wiping one girl's sweater and soothing a 2-year-old who got knocked over by the first family's newest dog. the little girl was just fine and she even got a big old wet kiss from the dog. they made up. >> yeah. >> aw. >> it's tough. >> probably one of the most popular guests at the party. >> for sure. >> i would say. >>>m we're about to have kind of a wild ride, aren't we? >> i'm not sure i'm a popular guest nowadays after what i've got coming in. tomorrow, we will get up to 70. putting on that disguise, move in for the weekend because we could be in for one
because t 36th annual kennedy center honors were held last night. this year's honorees included shirley mclean and carlos santana. earlier in the day president obama hosted them at the white house. you can watch the kennedy center honors later this month. >>> an iconic picture is emerging this morning from the winter storm and it comes from a football game. take a look at this. detroit lion calvin johnson catches a pass during the game in philadelphia and comes up, there, face full of snow. how about that. >> what could he have done, though? nothing. >> johnson's helmet gets dragged through a couple inches of snow there, gets most of it lodged in his facemask. how can you play in that? look at that. >> he held on to the ball. protected the ball. the ball is still there. >> do what you have to do. >> they played the entire game like this, whiteout conditions, could barely see what was going on. made for some good signs. >> that's what the million dollar salary will do for you. >>> give yourself plenty of extra time this morning. ice is in a lot of places from the windshield of your car to s
's been fighting illness for a year or longer. he became south africa's first black president. president obama spoke to the nation a short time ago. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings we will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was espec
publications are in danger of not having their visas renewed by year's end. biden argued newspapers should be able to, quote, report the truth without fear of consequences. >>> during an msnbc exclusive interview, chris matthews interest asked president obama who would make a better president, joe biden and hillary clinton. not surprisingly the president played the middle. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >> and the navy announced the accessful launch of a troen from a submerged submarine. it was fired from a torpedo tube and flew for several hours while transmitting live video. we'll be back with more on the latest in the death of nelson mandela. >>> reaction to the death of nelson mandela is pouring in from away the sports world including from legend taker figures. portug portugal's soccer starstar sayie was one of the most influential people in his life. just some of those paying tribute. this is early d"early today". we hop it is just your first stop of the day on nbc. >>> they march to a l
students appear to be falling behind their counter parts in europe and asia. >> president obama trying to >>> good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm barbara harrison. police in montgomery county are trying to track town a teacher accused of having sex with her 15-year-old student. sharon hopped a flight to hong kong last month. they are working with officials to get her extradited back to the states. >>> officer mark washington was arrested yesterday hours after somebody saw him with child important. washington has been with d.c. police since 2006. mark segraves will have the latest on this story ahead at 5:00. >>> looks like a bill to raise d.c.s minimum wage is on the way. preliminary approval to a measure that will increase it from $8.25 an hour to $11.50 an hour by 2015. they need to send it to mayor vincent gray's desk. >>> two water main breaks are open this afternoon. south arlington mill drive between taylor and south randolph streets were closed this morning. there was a second break on south monroe street. >>> new battles over the affordable care act. president obama is
is going to take a year, if not longer. that is the latest live here in new york. i'm jay grary, news 4. >>> president obama says the united states will continue to lead the way to find a cure for aids. the president announced a $100 million project at nih to find a cure. he says the u.s. passed an ambitious goal in helping other countries combat aids. so far, close to 7 million people received life saving treatment through american efforts. >> if we stay focused, if we keep fighting and honor the memory of those that we have lost, if we summon the same courage they have displayed by insisting on whatever it takes, however long it takes, i believe we are going to win this fight. >> the president reminded people that the affordable care act allows you to get tested for aids for free. people with aids, they cannot be denied insurance coverage under this new health care law. >> veronica is in for doug with the weather forecast. what a warm up out there. >> pretty nice out there today, guys. it's been one of the warmest days in over a week. we have some cloud cover, of course. a lot of folk
. the unveiling included lion dancers and an address from michelle obama as well as the first lady of china. more than 123,000 people voted online to pick the cub's name. baobao will make her first public debut early next year. time for a final check on the forecast. >> a cloudy day and a perfect day to end the weekend. it's gloomy outside and back to work. back to reality. no more leftovers left. 50 degrees with the clouds outside. that's as much as we can muster. low 50s tomorrow and a warming trend over the 60 degree master bedroom by thursday. thursday night to friday and saturday is showery with another cold front and sunday snow flakes. it's always worth watching. >> that's the news for today. we invite you to tune in at 4, 5, 6, and 11. plan to join us then. until then, have a terrific day and see you in the morning. bl . >> welcome to "access hollywood live". billy bush on a monday. >> i'm kit hoover. >> well, what a weekend. >> wow! >> what a wean. we begin with the tragic and untimely death of fast furious star paul walker hit like a ton of bric bricks. could not believe i was readin
>>> fast forward through the headlines. prosecutors tell us mark washington forced a 15-year-old girl to undress so he could take photos of her responding to a call at her mother's home. police later found nude pictures of other underage children as well. >>> tomorrow, president obama will talk about the economic benefits of the affordable care act. it's part of the push he launched today to shift the focus from the troubled launch to the potential benefits of health care reform. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray wanted to talk about economic success during a news conference today. he wound up battling with reporters who questioned him and about his 2010 mayoral campaign under federal investigation. yesterday, gray announced he's running for re-election. >>> the search for a teacher accused of sexually abusing her student has police looking half way around the world. >> tonight, we are hearing from the student's parents. the suspect is sharon kuai. pat collins is live in gaithersburg with an update on this unusual case. pat? >> reporter: jim, the victim is 15 years old. he's autistic. the s
about president obama. >> how much of a focus is there for president obama in terms of international, seg tear hagel making his way to afghanistan. obviously something needs to be achieved there. >> it's so difficult. i think as you look toward next year, disengaging from afghanistan become as huge priority. really iran is going to be the big test. that's the scary piece, the big security element. i think it's true. no one knows whether iran will ultimately do what president obama wants it to do, which is basically dismantle any pretense towards a nuclear weapon. >> david, nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on sa
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